Author Bryan Chick


Today author Bryan Chick visited Murphy for a presentation. He wrote The Secret Zoo series and shared many of his stories about inspiration and the perseverance it takes to be professional author. He was even able to hand out a few free books to a few lucky Murphy students! 


Murphy’s Annual Reading Night


Thank you to all the families who came out to Murphy in support of our Family Reading Night. We had a great turnout (almost 500) to enjoy the festivities. Thank you to the teachers for working so hard on getting everything set up and to Mrs. Duncan for organizing the whole thing.

Student of Month Winners


This past month’s student of the month winners were able to sit down with me for pizza, bread sticks, and ice cream sandwiches. Winners were:

Kindergarten: Olivia Redd, Ever Miller

1st Grade: Sebastian Kelly, Jesi Caron

2nd Grade: Nevaeh Moshier, Charleah Whipple

3rd Grade: Julia Osentoski, Bryson Stewart, Nathan Bergstrom

4th Grade: Jeremy Williams, Jamie Hayden, Avery Parsons

5th Grade: Jake Bolton, Ahrianna Nogueras, Emily Chenhalls

Metamora Police Visit Murphy


Officer Setter from the Metamora Police Department and Firefighter Mr. Sauve were at Murphy today to discuss Internet Safety with the students.  About once a month they stop by for a safety lesson and visit each grade level. Parents can always reinforce these important safety skills by asking the children what they learned at the safety lesson.

Author Skype


On March 5th, Murphy students celebrated World Read Aloud Day by Skyping with famous authors. Students had the opportunity to  spend some time with famous authors and ask them questions about their books and writing. Authors kind enough to spend their time with students included:

Kindergarten- Erica Perl

1st Grade- Ame Dyckman

2nd Grade – Ammi-Joan Paquette

3rd Grade – Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

4th Grade – Liesl Shurtliff

5th Grade – Donna Gephart, Seymour Simon

PTC’s Chris Cakes a Huge Success


On Friday night the gym was packed with Murphy families and flying pancakes. The Chris Cakes guys were here to serve up pancakes off their innovative griddle cooks about 50 pancakes every two minutes. I fell short of my predicted 20 pancakes with only 7 eaten, but did manage to put down close to 15 sausages. Fifth grader Layne Wilson is the unofficial student champion with an alleged 9 pancakes and 20 sausages. A huge thank you to our PTC for putting the event on, marketing it, and staffing it with many volunteers. Also a big thank you to all the families who showed up to eat. At last count we had 378 paid “eaters” and a bunch of young eaters under 4 (who ate for free!). I’m going to say there had to have been over a 1000 pancakes eaten in the three hours. I will also estimate about 150 managed to miss plates after flying through the air and land on the ground.